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Necropoli di Pantalica

tra Ferla e Sortino, Pantalica, Sicily, Italy
+39 338 475 2390
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This place should be listed under things to do in Syracuse. Leave town and go for a day of silence... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
besf
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Antwerpen
Lots of rock cut tombs in a spectacular landscape.

We drove our rental car 36km northeast from the Kalura B&B in Palazzolo Acreide. Our goal was the... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Gene J
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Hiking in the magical Anapo river valley, you come upon steep cliff sides that are dotted with thousands of rock-cut tombs dating from the 13th century BC.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“the river” (17 reviews)
“car park” (6 reviews)
“old railway” (4 reviews)
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tra Ferla e Sortino, Pantalica, Sicily, Italy
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+39 338 475 2390
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"the cliff"
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"crystal clear water"
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"off the beaten track"
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"parking area"
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"unesco site"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place should be listed under things to do in Syracuse. Leave town and go for a day of silence in this park. Mountains, heritage, nature, rivers. It is not easy to find, but once you are there you will not regret if you like...More

Thank besf
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We drove our rental car 36km northeast from the Kalura B&B in Palazzolo Acreide. Our goal was the very end of the paved road/lane going east from Ferla, finding a blue sign marked Ferla Pantalica Sortino and to the side Anaktoron/Necropoli Nord. It was a...More

Thank Gene J
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We visited Pantalica on a Sunday morning hoping that the early start would avoid the crowds only to find that we were the only people there. The temperature was over 35 degrees and we had been advised to go for the less taxing route so...More

Thank GavenKent
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

A good overview of the necropolis. Our walk through this UNESCO site to see the tombs is relatively accessible and not as challenging as the more intensive route. However, the view is more superficial. Either way, it's a pleasant outing and a good opportunity to...More

Thank Monique H
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Tired of the shoulder to shoulder crowds of tourists in Siracusa, we donned our hiking boots and came here to marvel at the thousands of tombs carved into the canyon walls. We came via Ferla driving to the absolute end of the road to the...More

Thank torquecom
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

My wife and I visited the Necropolis di Pantalica near Palazzolo Acreide during a two-week vacation in Sicily. We approached it from the direction of Ferla. However, with hindsight, it may have been better to come via Sortino, as I understand the approach it much...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Let me explain. Firstly, this is an UNESCO world heritage site. So, expectations can be high. As I said let me explain the following: what you should expect, where to go for your visit and what you can take from it. If you are going...More

1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was such a cool day for our multi generation family. Read many reviews of how tricky it was both to find and to navigate and some of that is true. But we followed the signs from Ferla and did as suggested by following signs...More

Thank wendi
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We are avid walkers and Pantalica offers a close to 4 hour walk, climbing up and down the river. This is not a walk in the parc, be sure you have good shoes and walk wear. You need water and food and sunscreen in your...More

Thank wim n
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We did not have a car to get here but the lovely Paulo from Pantalica Experience collected us from our accomodation in Catania and at the end of the day trip took us to our next stop at Ortigia. We had a brilliant day with...More

2  Thank May C
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Michael H
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Not that I am aware of. The area is approached from two car parks. At the one we parked at there was a hut at the entrance which had a couple of chaps in it, plus an area for information - though no leaflets to be found. A... More
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